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Jimmy Dorsey

James Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader. He was known as "JD". He recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" and "It's The Dreamer In Me". His other major recordings were "Tailspin", "John Silver", "So Many Times", "Amapola", "Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)", "Pennies from Heaven" with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, "Grand Central Getaway", and "So Rare". He played clarinet on the seminal jazz standards "Singin' the Blues" in 1927 and the original 1930 recording of "Georgia on My Mind", both inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 29, 1904 (Shenandoah), Died June 12, 1957 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, leader, songwriter, baritone saxophone, composer, trumpet, cornet, arranger, saxophone

Notes: Sometimes listed as James Dorsey.

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 615 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 63203 10-in. 1/25/1938 How'dja like to love me? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63204 10-in. 1/25/1938 I fall in love with you every day Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63205 10-in. 1/25/1938 Love is here to stay Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63206 10-in. 1/28/1938 Smoke from a chimney Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63207 10-in. 1/28/1938 It's the dreamer in me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63208 10-in. 1/28/1938 I was doing all right Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63209 10-in. 1/28/1938 My first impression of you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, leader  
Decca 63429 10-in. 3/15/1938 Two bouquets Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63430 10-in. 3/15/1938 I can't face the music (without singing the blues) Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63431 10-in. 3/16/1938 Joseph! Joseph! Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63432 10-in. 3/16/1938 At a perfume counter Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63433 10-in. 3/16/1938 It's the dreamer in me Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63434 10-in. 3/16/1938 Don't be that way Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63435 10-in. 3/16/1938 Love walked in Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63436 10-in. 3/16/1938 The weekend of a private secretary Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63496 10-in. 3/29/1938 Lost and found Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63497 10-in. 3/29/1938 Stop! And reconsider Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63498 12-in. 3/29/1938 I cried for you Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63655 10-in. 4/22/1938 Popcorn man Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63656 10-in. 4/22/1938 I love you in technicolor Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63657 10-in. 4/22/1938 At your beck and call Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63658 10-in. 4/22/1938 Cowboy from Brooklyn Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63659 10-in. 4/22/1938 Who do you think I saw last night? Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra ; Ralph Muzzillo instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63689 10-in. 4/29/1938 John Silver Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 63690 12-in. 4/29/1938 Song of the Volga boatman Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
(Results 226-250 of 615 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dorsey, Jimmy," accessed January 30, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

Dorsey, Jimmy. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670.

"Dorsey, Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 30 January 2023.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103670

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